If you are reading this now, most likely you are sitting with lower back pain. You can’t get comfortable for too long or your back pain will get worse. You will have to leave your computer and either lie down or go for a walk… just to make life more comfortable.

Lower back pain affects over 80% of the adult population – fact. Boring fact I know as you know it affects you 100%. And you just want to be free of your lower back pain… for how long though?

Would you like to be free of lower back pain now and not have it come back? Imagine how you could play with your children; take up that hobby that you stopped because your back was just too sore. Just feel what life would be like getting out of bed in the morning (not groaning with lower back pain), going to work (being able to perform 100%) and then coming home feeling great (lower back pain really makes you tired doesn’t it).

By now you want to know what does cause you to suffer so much from lower back pain. Well, the answer is so simple you will be disappointed. You probably may even guess what it is…

There are two main culprits: your weak abdominal muscles and your tense hip flexor muscles!

Now I know you may have spent countless hours (probably more when you were younger) doing abdominal exercises. From crunches to knee lifts, endless sit-ups to many so called “miracle” ways to get wash-board abs. But you still suffer from lower back pain.

Well I have some good news and some great news…

To strengthen your abdominals you don’t need to do sit-ups again or crunches… and that is the good news. The great news is you can stimulate your abdominal muscles in just a few minutes. You see, there is a reflex point on your inner thigh that stimulates the nerve and blood supply to your abdominal muscles. If you rub this is a certain way, you increase their strength.

Wait a minute…

Do not think you will get wash-board abdominals from doing this. This is a way to increase their functional strength, so your lower back pain disappears. That is what you want after all, isn’t it. You also want to be able to get back to the gym, do all the sit-ups, crunches; knee lifts etc and get those abdominals back. Which will happen faster if the nerve and blood supply is working perfectly.

If you are asking why your abdominals is one of the biggest causes of your lower back pain, the answer is simple…

Your abdominal muscles help support the pelvis. If they weaken then your curve in the lower back increases (a sway back), which then irritates the lower back joints. The muscles around the joints then become tight and suddenly you have that situation where your lower back is ready to blow.

You lift up a chair, bend over to grab an object, wrestle with your children or just get out of bed, and then… lower back pain grabs you. You now a part of the statistics – 80% of all adults suffer from lower back pain at some stage – it is now affecting you 100% though.

There is hope for you, there is a solution, and if you stimulate your abdominals then lower back pain can disappear. Especially if you combine it with stretching the other major cause and if you learn to re-balance your pelvis and lower back (the major causes of lower back pain).


Have you just realized I said at the start… “the two biggest culprits that cause lower back pain are your abdominals and hip flexors”. Yet you didn’t hear a word mentioned on the hip flexors, did you. This is the next article that is coming soon, so watch out for your next solution to lower back pain.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Graeme Teague is an expert in the structural field, and has been in practice since 1991. His newly launched web site The Back Pain Advisor - http://www.back-pain-advisor.com - strives to give you valuable and expert advice, tips and information on your back pain issues.

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